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U.S. mortgage rates jumped to the highest since September as investors speculated that the Federal Reserve will slow bond purchases aimed at keeping borrowing costs down. more
Overcoming economic uncertainty following October’s partial shutdown of the federal government, New England business owners reported greater optimism in the past six weeks and expect to see continued growth through the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in September and October compared with the same periods last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nonseasonally adjusted data released Thursday. more
The U.S. economy expanded in the third quarter at a faster pace than initially reported, led by the biggest increase in inventories since early 1998. Consumer spending slowed. more
A new study released Wednesday by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute projects 4.4 percent growth in the state’s population between 2010 and 2030. more
United Natural Foods Inc.’s net income rose to $27.8 million, or 56 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 year, a 28.9 percent increase over the $21.5 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, reported for the same period last year. more
Companies boosted payrolls in November by the most in a year, a sign that U.S. employers were optimistic about demand after the end of a government shutdown a month earlier, a private report based on payrolls showed Wednesday. more
The A.H. Belo Corp. announced Wednesday morning that it was exploring the sale of the Providence Journal. Company Chairman, President and CEO James M. Moroney III said the move fit with an overall strategy to “focus on investing and growing in Dallas.” more
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has secured a $395,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations to create a public walkway between Kennedy Plaza and the city’s train station, The Providence Foundation announced Tuesday. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area rose 7.1 percent in October compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
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